Wrapped Up In Books

“Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood, and worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood.” [RIP, Frank McCourt]


I’ve been considering re-reading Angela’s Ashes for about a month now, and I think I’ll finally get around to it when my thesis is over. Here’s to being reminded that life could always be worse, and to the wonderful ignorance children have for their surroundings.

Photo via Slaughterhouse 90210.

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‘I put my new shoes on and suddenly everything is right!’ [Paolo Nutini]
May 21, 2009, 7:25 pm
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One of the few things I never had in childhood were jellies. In case you’re not aware, jellies are rubber, sweat- and blister-inducing sandals, and were a serious highlight of a born-in-the-’80s upbringing. For the reasons explained in their description, I was not allowed to ever own these.

In spite of this, I bought a bronze pair that are sort of gladiator-style from Office online last week as a good-job-on-the-PhD-funding as well as an early b-day present to myself. They arrived today and I’ve been wearing them since I got home.


It's more difficult to take a photo of my feet than I thought.

They’re perfect for the beach because no sand can get stuck in them and a quick rinse is enough to clean them off! So happy!

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I hate it when people think they’re being clever when they call me Pokaroo.
January 13, 2009, 4:24 pm
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Nota bene:  Unless you were raised in Ontario, you will probably not understand this context.

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